The shortlist for the prestigious New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards has been announced, with a clutch of spectacular Australian work on the table. Here is the shortlist for the children's sections, and KBR is thrilled to see one of our favourite books in the running - Tohby Riddle's Unforgotten. You can see our review here.
Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature ($30,000)
- Three Summers (Judith Clarke, A&U)
- The Ink Bridge (Neil Grant, A&U)
- Sea Hearts (Margo Lanagan, A&U)
- A Corner of White (Jaclyn Moriarty, Pan Macmillan)
- Into that Forest (Louis Nowra, A&U)
- Unforgotten (Tohby Riddle, A&U)
Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature ($30,000)
- The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon (Aaron Blabey, Viking)
- Brotherband 1: The Outcasts (John Flanagan, Random House)
- Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend (Steven Herrick, UQP)
- A Bear and a Tree (Stephen Michael King, Viking)
- The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk: Kingdom of Silk Series 6 (Glenda Millard, illus by Stephen Michael King, HarperCollins)
- Dragonkeeper Book 4: Blood Brothers (Carole Wilkinson, Walker Books)
See the entire shortlist here.